Humming, Whooshing and Clicking: What 6 Frequent Heat Pump Noises Indicate

October 13, 2020

When your heat pump is running correctly, it should give you peaceful heating and cooling. It’s typical for it to produce some noise when it’s switching on or running. But loud or odd sounds are often a symptom that your heat pump needs professional repair.

Here are a few of the most common heat pump noise complaints we get calls about and what they signify. When your heat pump isn’t working right or making odd sounds, our heating and cooling pros are here to assist with the best heat pump repair in Naples.

1. Heat Pump Making a Humming Noise

Your heat pump relies on electricity to heat and cool your home, so it’s normal for it to make some humming noises as it runs. But if those noises are loud or your heat pump is making a humming noise inside, it’s often due to the fact there’s an electrical situation. Sometimes this is caused by a dying part, or it could be an inoperable fan motor. Whatever the problem is, Speedy Air Conditioning can help.

2. Heat Pump Making Loud Noise

If your heat pump is making loud noises in cold weather, it might be due to going into defrost mode. You could hear a whooshing noise as your system works to defrost itself and get rid of frost from its coils. This frost can accumulate because of the temperature and humidity levels. Defrost mode is completely normal, but if your heat pump is icing up a lot or frozen solid, there could be another issue. The repair can be as easy as replacing the air filter or as complicated as needing more refrigerant. If you’ve added a new filter but your heat pump still isn’t running properly, reach us at 239-244-3439.

3. Heat Pump Making a Clicking Noise

It’s normal for your heat pump to click when it starts. But if your heat pump is making a clicking noise during the full length of its heating or cooling cycle, contact us at 239-244-3439. There might be trouble with your capacitor, which turns on the motor.

4. Heat Pump Making a Grinding Noise

Grinding, or metal-on-metal noises, are never good. They’re usually the consequence of frequent heat pump maintenance, which keeps your system clean and lubed. When parts get dirty or need lubrication, they can produce loud grinding noises. Usually, this sound is signaling there’s an issue with your heat pump’s motor. We suggest shutting down your system to stop more damage. Then, contact us at 239-244-3439 for help.

5. Heat Pump Making a Banging Noise

If your heat pump is making a banging noise, we suggest switching it off and reaching our pros at 239-244-3439 for help. A part could be loose and lead to additional damage if you keep operating your unit.

6. Heat Pump Making a Hissing Noise

When your heat pump makes a loud hissing noise, it’s often since it doesn’t have enough refrigerant. Refrigerant might be low or there could be a leak, which is an environmental danger. Both situations require the help of a certified tech, including one from Speedy Air Conditioning.

We understand heat pump problems can be irritating, but it’s our goal to make the repair process as easy as possible. That way, you can resume your regular routine quickly. When you need heat pump repair in Naples, contact the Speedy Air Conditioning specialists at 239-244-3439 for quick, friendly service you can trust.